In Key West: The Writer as a Star

Authors, as a class, have become a kind of tourist attraction in Key West, Fla., in tire same general category as sport fish and gay discos, sunsets and hibiscus. Ernest Hemingway, who wrote nearly half his life's work here between 1928 and 1938, was the first big draw, and he is still the dominant local legend. As a resident, Novelist David Kaufelt (Six Months with an Older Woman) is fond of explaining, "Hemingway is our first literary ghost, the big marlin in the sea. Tennessee Williams is now our second ghost, the bougainvillaea twining...

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